Think of it this way - Astrology is the language of symbols just as a flag is a symbol of a country. The reality - it is a piece of cloth with a design but 1,000's have died for what symbolises - the nation, its people, its values et al. Same is true with the planets. The reality - they are nothing more than lumps of rock or gaseous masses swirling around our solar system (as they have done for a millennium or more) but what they have come to symbolize is what Astrology is all about - never forget this. The planets (including Sun and Moon who are referred to as planets for ease of reference) do not send beams of energy to your brain - maybe they do maybe they do not - think about it for a moment. If they do it is so subt you could not measure it and if they did (and we could measure it) we'd blame them for everything right or wrong in our world.
Rule One: There are not any. Rule Two: Whatever you come to understand as having meaning to you is as valid as any writer, author, teacher or presenter. When something resonates with you stick with it. That's it. No more rules! Most people know their Sun / Astrological Sign - if you do not - where have you been? There's enough information out there on the Internet to gratify any appetite or satisfy any hungry. I will not be giving you complex interpretations or multifaceted explanations - no way. Keep it simple has been and always will be my philosophy. If you can not win the argument for or against Astrology over a glass of wine at any dinner party - you have not a clue as to the simplicity of this ancient Art. What you are about to read is based upon many years of personal experience, observation and explanation - tried and tested - offered for your exploration. We'll be talking about what it means to be an Aries, Taurus, Pisces (whatever) - we'll look at the transits and what they indicate.
Personally, if you only ever come to understand and use the Moon in Astrology you are going a long, long way to understanding Astrology as an Art / Science. The words I use are only words - for ease of reference - the experiences I've had mine and belong to me - you have to experience your own. Forget all the workshops you've ever attended and forget the self-improvement books you've read and forgotten. Forget the motivational speakers you've listened to, for it's you and only you who can change your life. This book will help you but it's YOU and only you who can make any difference to the life you're living now. Ask yourself if you want something different or if you're content with the same ol 'same ol.' There are no 'magic bullets' no miracles; the Universe helps those who help themselves. This is the one and only book you'll ever need to get your life back on track. Keep in mind the one and only thought you should hold in your head is this is your life. You do not need to explain anything to anyone; there are no excuses, no cop-outs. It's your life so, start living it NOW. It's the life you chose so start living it. Take your time and take control of your life - the only life you can be sure of.
When the Sun 'visits' your 1st impressions your birthday month and the 'energy' of the Sun should be directed towards YOU. Read what you know of what each and every planet means and when the Sun conjuncts any planet focus your energy / thinking accordingly.
Sun visiting your 2nd no matter what you think, it's time to think about YOUR money and what it means to you. Make good use of your financial resources and use money in a constructive manner and not purely for personal satisfaction.
Sun visiting your 3rd you'll be more occupied with business matters at this time, and with other issues of a practical nature. There will be a lot of talking, letter writing, and creatively conveying your ideas to others. Your home and work areas are likely to be where you'll spend most of your time (even working from home) so prioritize your surroundings.
Sun visiting your 4th (The sector of your chart ruling home and family) No matter how much you protest or appear otherwise you need to spend a little time on your own, at home and reflect on what you want to do with the rest of the year (rest of your life!) Bringing together a 'knowing' and 'understanding' of yourself and what it is that you want and need to do is what this transit is all about. Change any areas of your personality that you are not satisfied with frequently fluctuating moods pretty much ruling your daily life.
Sun visiting your 5th harmony will come to you in body and spirit and you should feel on top of the world - if not why not? This is a time of new beginnings and favorable for starting those new projects, to assert you, and to begin anew. There is strong energy at this time, use it or you'll feel your energy being drained from you for no apparent reason! Self-expression should come easy to you (a bit of an actor really) and in many ways you're very dramatic (even a paper cut on your finger leads to a dramatic performance!) - Childish behavior at times yet, lovable neverheless!
Sun visiting your 6th you'll want to express yourself during this transit through your thoughts, words and the work you do. You feel a need to be heard - you have something of importance to say. Say what is on your mind, but give equal time to others and listen to them. Look after your 'money' cash flow and keep a watch on the purse strings. Dietary and nutritional matters will fascinate you - seeking new ways to deal with the body's requirements for nourishment "you are what you eat."
Sun visiting your 7th you'll have the power to attract the 'opposite' to yourself - love and affection will become important to you and a new love interest may appear on the horizon so get out and socialise, make new friends, mix and mingle - who knows, you might meet the love of your life! A negative (which usually turns into a positive later) is where you discover an 'enemy' or two; for this is the house of 'open enemies.'
Sun visiting your 8th during this month you'll feel strong forces at work, forces of will, power, transformation, and regeneration. These forces may manifest as a desire to build or create something new or to make some sweeping change in your life. Be careful not to get into arguments with your superiors or with people in authority, like policemen -this means controlling your temper, the important thing is to express yourself in a constructive manner.
Sun visiting your 9th health will improve if you've been feeling a bit little low for physically and psychologically you should be feeling better as this transit of the sun enters your 9th. You'll feel more optimistic and in many ways will want to 'expand' your life wherever through new ideas or new experiences for this time can be the beginning of something new in your future. This is the house of publishing!
Sun visiting your 10th this transition is drawing attention to living up to your responsibilities and doing your duty. You might and likely will feel limited and constrained during this transit but do not let these feelings keep you from living up to your obligations. Take care of business and you'll be free to do as you wish. Your energy level may be low- do not use this as an excuse for not doing your best! Guard against depression for you can accomplish more than you know if you stay focused. Quiet persistent attention to your duties and obligations will pay dividends in the future - stick to what you know. Remembering, this is also the house of your same sex parent!
Sun visiting your 11th surprises on the agenda, disruptive and constructive - designed to help you grow so look upon any challenges at this time as learning experiences. Your behavior is likely to become a little more eccentric so avoid any bohemian tendencies and doing things just to be different. You'll want to be free from all restrictions, fly like the eagle, unbounded by any restrictions, soaring high, refusing to limit yourself. The future and what it will bring will fascinate you - you need to 'belong' therefore find those with the same mind-set as yourself and join in.
Sun visiting your 12th during this transit (the month before your birthday) you'll be more sensitive to the moods of others and may tend to deny yourself your own needs! You have a tendency to 'escape' somehow, so take care with alcohol and drugs. Why not escape or lose yourself in a film, book or similar experience? Being a little 'fuzzy' with your thinking or lacking energy, reading a good book or watching a movie might be a better choice of activity than doing something more energetic or ambitious.
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